A lockdown procedure is used when there is an immediate and imminent threat to the building and its population from the outside. There are a number of incidents when an evacuation of a building or classroom is not advisable. (Such as a hostile intruder, some outdoor hazardous materials release, inclement weather, active shooter or similar man-made threat.)
1. Faculty, staff, and students will stay in the rooms they are currently in and will not be allowed to leave until the incident has been cleared.
2. Procedures require faculty, staff, and students to be kept indoors until a notice has been announced.
3. Locking down the buildings or offices has been determined to minimize risk to students/staff, and to help account for students, faculty, and staff so that police.